The 43-year-old Fulton was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand
jury on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, possession of
child porn and receipt of child porn. On Friday, Fulton pleaded not
guilty in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was
detained pending a further hearing, with a trail date set
tentatively for April.
According to court records, Fulton allegedly attempted to engage a
minor in sexual conduct with hopes of taking photos of the
encounter this past November. Additionally, Fulton is accused of
possessing a flash drive with a child under 12 years of age between
November 2018 and November 2020.
Prior to the most recent charges, Fulton was awaiting trial on
domestic violence charges related to a 2019 incident in which he is
accused of punching a woman in the back of the head and threatening
to kill her if she contacted police. Fulton and the woman were
detained earlier this month after being seen together, which
violated the terms of a restraining order, on Jan. 28.
According to the Sherdog.com database, Fulton has amassed a
prolific record of 255-54-10 with one no contest over the course of
a professional MMA career that began in 1996. The Parkersburg, West
Virginia, resident last fought on April 4, 2019, defeating Shannon
Ritch via forearm choke in the second round. During his
fighting tenure, Fulton has squared off against the likes of
Arlovski, Jeff Monson,
Rothwell, Joe Riggs,
Griffin, Dan Severn,
Franklin, Evan Tanner,
Herring and Renato
Sobral, to name a few.
This article first appeared at Recent News on Sherdog.com
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